Royal Caribbean Places Order for New Cruise Ship at Chantiers de l’Atlantique

As announced by Royal Caribbean International, the company has entered into an agreement with French shipbuilder Chantiers de l’Atlantique to order a seventh ship of the Oasis Class for delivery to the Royal Caribbean fleet in 2028.

“While we eagerly anticipate the debut of Royal Caribbean’s Utopia of the Seas this summer, we’re already dreaming up her sister ship and the next installation in the brand’s extremely popular Oasis Class,” said Jason Liberty, president and CEO, Royal Caribbean Group. “Across our three brands, we are focused on continuously challenging ourselves to deliver the ultimate vacation experience.”

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A number of new ships will be introduced by Royal Caribbean Group in 2023, including Silver Nova from Meyer Werft, Celebrity Ascent from Chantiers de l’Atlantique, and Icon of the Seas from Meyer Turku. Additionally, Chantiers de l’Atlantique is building Utopia of the Seas.

As a result of the pandemic downturn, there has been a strong demand for cruises. Royal Caribbean recently reported that “unmatched demand” in 2023 will translate to above-average profits in 2024.

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“These are exciting times for Royal Caribbean, and we have an incredible partner in Chantiers de l’Atlantique to bring to life the lucky seventh Oasis Class vessel of what is a remarkable class of ships,” said Michael Bayley, president and CEO, Royal Caribbean International.

“This order signals Royal Caribbean Group’s continued confidence in our partnership that has delivered some of the most innovative ships at sea,” said Laurent Castaing, general manager, Chantiers de l’Atlantique. “We look forward to building upon this relationship as we help bring this ship to life.”

According to Royal Caribbean, the order is contingent upon the completion of financing later this year.

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